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Padiham Flood Risk Management Scheme: Scheme Design and Benefits

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The Environment Agency, Burnley Borough Council and partners have been working together to develop proposals for a Padiham Flood Risk Management Scheme. This includes flood walls and earth embankments as well as modifications to highways. A coordinated approach is being pursued with the Public Realm works along Burnley Road.


A collection of 3 examples of completed flood risk management schemes in Cumbria and Lancashire. Image 1 is a garden wall example in Tamworth, showing red brick with fencing in between. Image 2 is a rendered wall with flood gate in Cockermouth. Image 3 is a red-brick wall with grey coping stones in Carlisle.

What the flood walls could look like